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St Helens Plains: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Gulgurn Manja Shelter - Laharum


Gulgurn Manja (pronounced Gulkurn Manya)meaning hands of young people, is a rock shelter at the northern tip of Gariwerd. From here the small groups of Jardwadjali would have been ideally positioned to see the fires of other groups on the plains to the north.

They also used the local finegrained sandstone to make stone tools. Marks where stone has been broken from the walls can still be seen in this shelter.

The paintings at Gulgurn Manja include bars, emu tracks and handprints. Handprints such as these are only found in northern Gariwerd, and many here were done by children, hence the Aboriginal name for the site. These paintings were part of a unique local art style which was used to tell stories and pass on the law of the people.




Flat Rock Road,
PO Box 81
Laharum, VIC, 3401

Located 10.1K from St Helens Plains

Ngamadjidj Shelter - Wartook Valley


Ngamadjidj (pronounced NG as in sing, DJ as in jaw) is on the western edge of the ranges near a small secluded waterhole. Remains of campfires and stone tools used by the Jardwadjali have been found here, which suggests it was a favoured camping place. The paintings at this site are unusual because only white clay was used.

Elsewhere in Gariwerd the paintings were mostly done with red pigment. The remnants of sixteen painted figures are on this panel, but some are becoming very faint. Unfortunately nothing is known about the meaning of these paintings. The traditional lifestyle of the Jarwadjali was destroyed before it could be recorded.




Millar Road,
PO Box 81
Laharum, VIC, 3401

Located 15.1K from St Helens Plains

Grampians Olive Co. (Toscana)


Established in 1943 and 100% family owned and operated, Toscana are one of Australia's oldest olive groves. Heritage trees, dryland organic farming, a Mediterranean growing climate and a passion for quality combine to create their olive oils.

Grampians Olive Co is home to the historic Toscana Olives - the perfect stop on your Grampians day trip. Enjoy free tastings of the estate-produced premium organic olive oils in the farm shop, including the distinctive range of infusions, table olives and artisan vinegars. A selection of dukkahs, honey and farmgate exclusive seasonal preserves made on the grove are also available.

Espresso, platters and sweet treats can also be enjoyed while taking in the tranquil surrounds. Or take a tour and learn about the process from olive tree to bottle: from sustainable organic growing to harvesting, cold-pressing and hand-bottling. During harvest season which is May to June , you can watch the team cold pressing their fresh organic olives into oil. The press is the only one in the region and reduces the time between picking the olives and pressing them, maximising flavour and retaining antioxidants.




376 Olive Plantation Road
Laharum, VIC, 3401

Located 16.3K from St Helens Plains

St Helens Plains: Events

Lakers Sunday Market


Lakers Sunday Market is located ten kilometres from Horsham at Dock Lake Reserve, across the road from Green Lake.

Lakers Sunday Market is open from 9:00am until 1:30pm on the second Sunday of each month.

The market has a gated play ground for children to play in, ample parking available and offer a variety of food and drinks.

For those wishing to have a stall at the market, please enquire via email or phone.


Event Dates
2017
      10th Sep
      8th Oct
      12th Nov
      10th Dec


8372 Western Highway
Drung, VIC, 3401

Located 10.3K from St Helens Plains

Haven Market


All are welcome to the Haven Market held on the first Saturday of each month (with the exception of January).

Convened by the Haven Recreation Reserve committee, all funds raised are used to improve facilities for the benefit of the community, the local primary school and visitors.

Hundreds of people enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Market located in a picturesque bush setting only five minutes from the city centre of Horsham.

There is always a diverse range of stalls from delicious homemade sauces, relish, cakes and jams, locally grown honey, organic vegetables, bread and buns, through to locally made arts and crafts, baby produce, plants and many others.

Sit and enjoy a cappuccino or hot chocolate, or indulge in a hot jam doughnut while listening to the live music.

The Market is renowned for its Egg and Bacon Muffin Breakfast supplied by the local tennis club, followed by a barbecue supplied by the local primary school.

Please don't miss Haven's monthly market, it is a very popular event, not just for the produce it provides but also the welcoming community spirit of the bush.


Event Dates
2017
      2nd Sep
      7th Oct
      4th Nov
      2nd Dec


4378 Henty Highway
Haven, VIC, 3401

Located 19.8K from St Helens Plains

Horsham Wimmera Kennel Club Championship Dog Show


The Wimmera Kennel Club Championship Show is a two day event where all breeds of dogs are shown in order to try and gain points towards their Australian Champion Title.

You will see all walks of different breeds of dogs in attendance looking their best. If you are considering adding a new dog to your family, an all breed dog show is a great opportunity to see breeds on display, speak to breeders and find out which breeds are best for your family and lifestyle.




McBryde Street
Horsham, VIC, 3400

Located 19.8K from St Helens Plains

Nutbush Dancing World Record Attempt in Horsham


The Nutbush Dancing World Record Attempt is a community event to encourage fun, participation, physical exercise and to set a new World Record.

The current Guinness World Record of 254 Dancers, dancing for five minutes and 15 seconds was created in Horsham in November 2015. The team is hoping to increase this number of dancers in 2017 so that Horsham remains the Nutbush Dance capital of the World.

The age range of the dancers is between eight and 90, so nearly everyone is welcome to have a go. Leading up to the attempt, dance classes will be held around Horsham to make sure you are all doing the correct steps. For more information check out the website.


Event Dates
2017
      26th Nov


Ocallaghans Parade
Horsham, VIC, 3400

Located 20.1K from St Helens Plains

The Great Wimmera River Duck Race


The Great Wimmera River Duck Race will take place in Horsham at Sawyer Park, Dixon Drive. This event is a fundraiser for the Wimmera Health Care Group as part of the Kannamaroo Weekend.

First duck wins a $1000 Visa Gift Card, second duck a $500 Visa Gift Card, third duck a $250 Visa Gift Card.

Ducks $5 each.


Event Dates
2017
      25th Nov


Dixon Drive
Horsham, VIC, 3400

Located 20.2K from St Helens Plains

Horsham Equestrian Arena


Running in conjunction with the Horsham Agricultural Show this event will showcase competitors from around Horsham, Victoria and some from further afield to compete in a number of show jumping, show hunter, ridden and lead horse sections. This event is forever growing with interest from both Victoria wide and interstate.

Horsham is known as the Capital of the Wimmera centrally located half way between Melbourne and Adelaide. Come and be part of this two day event, base yourself in Horsham and stay a few days visit the Grampians, Wartook Valley area and the picturesque township of Natimuk, just a short drive from Natiumk is the famous Mount Arapiles best known as a rock climbing mecca.


Event Dates
2017
      20th Sep
      21st Sep


McPherson Street
Horsham, VIC, 3400

Located 20.2K from St Helens Plains

Horsham Country Music Festival 2018


The 11th Horsham Country Music Festival will be held from Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 March 2018, with another excellent artist line up.

The line up will include Brian Letton, Johanna Hemara, Sandie Dodd, Col Perkins, Graham Rodger, Kiara Rodrigues, Venessa Warra and Bill Gray plus many more. Official Program to be released late 2017.

Full festival passes will be available from November 2017.


Event Dates
2018
      22nd Mar
      23rd Mar
      24th Mar
      25th Mar


1 Hocking Street
Horsham, VIC, 3400

Located 20.2K from St Helens Plains

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